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The Cyropaedia (Paperback) Loot Price: R406
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The Cyropaedia (Paperback): Xenophon
The Cyropaedia (Paperback): Xenophon

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: to blow the nose, or any such matter; and these things could not possibly be unless they used a very temperate diet, and spent the moisture by exercise, making it pass some other way. These things I had to say concerning the Persians m general. I will now relate the actions of Cyrus, on whose account this discourse was undertaken, beginning from his being a boy. III. Cyrus, till twelve years of age, or little more, vas educated under this discipline, and appeared to excel all his equals, both in his quick learning of what was proper, and in his performing every thing in a handsome and in a manly way. At that time Asty- ages sent for his daughter and her son; for he was desirous to see him, having heard that he was an excellent and lovely child. Mandane, therefore, came to her father, and brought her son with her. As soon as they arrived, and Cyrus knew Astyages to be his mother's father, he instantly, as being a boy of great good-nature, embraced him, just as if he had been bred under him, and had long had an affection for him: and observing him set out and adorned, with his eyes and complexion painted, and with false hair, things that are allowed among the Medes (for the purple coat, the rich habit called candys, collars about the neck, and bracelets about the hands, all belonging to the Medes; but among the inhabitants of Persia, even at this day, their habits are much coarser, and their diet much plainer)?observing this dress of his grandfather, and looking at him, he said, O mother, how handsome is my grandfather And his mother then asking him which he thought the handsomer, either his father or his grandfather, Cyrus answered, Of the Persians, mother, my father is much the handsomest; and of all the Medes that I have seen, either on the road or within the city, ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Xenophon
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 178
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-07781-1
Barcode: 9780217077811
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
Books > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
LSN: 0-217-07781-1

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